‘Just give me the answer’: developing pedagogical process knowledge (PPK) as part of practitioner theory in the pursuit of inquiry-based science teaching

Colin Smith, Allan Blake, Fearghal Kelly, Peter Gray, Michelle Mckie, James Mcnally

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This paper describes our experience in working with teachers to think about how to make practice more inquiry-based: one in which we as the academics were thinking in terms of collaboration while the teachers were expecting delivery of a professional development module. Partly, this is the story of the balance found between those expectations through underpinning the PISCES module. Partly, it is an attempt to conceptualise the form of professional learning that evolved.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe European Conference on Educational Research 2011 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011


ConferenceThe European Conference on Educational Research 2011


  • inquiry based science teaching
  • science education

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